Saturday, February 10, 2018

Highland Community College Celebrates 160th Anniversary

Highland Community College in Highland, KS is celebrating the 160th anniversary of its founding in 1858 with a charter granted by the Kansas Territorial Legislature.  Highland Presbyterian Academy founded the previous year served as a foundation for the new institution.  The academy and small community that grew up around it served as a mission to Native Americans in the area. 
  • 1857 - Highland Presbyterian Academy
  • 1858 - Highland University
  • 1910 - Highland College
  • 1921 - Highland Junior College
  • 1929 - Northeast Kansas Junior College
  • 1937 - Highland Public Junior College
  • 1959 - Doniphan County Junior College
  • 1965 - Highland Community Junior College
  • 1980 - Highland Community College